A systems engineering expert witness is typically a licensed professional engineer with a degree in systems engineering, and/or extensive experience and expertise in a related engineering discipline. Most often the expert witness chosen is member of an industry organization such as the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSC), and/or IEEE.
Systems engineering ensures that all aspects of a system are considered and integrated into a whole. Systems engineering overlaps with other disciplines such as industrial engineering, process systems engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, software engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering and project management.
Often, matters requiring systems engineering expert witness service relate to intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A systems engineering expert could also be called in on breach of contract disputes to consult on technical issues, which could require forensic engineering work. A systems engineering expert witness might also provide testimony in a torts matter like a product liability case involving the failure analysis of a product or system. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Litigation support by a systems engineering expert witness could include an investigation, reverse engineering, expert reports, expert opinion, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. An engineering expert witness needs to not only have the requisite substantive expertise but must also possess the ability to explain technology to lay people such as judge and jury.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Systems Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Systems Engineering landscape.
This expert holds a PhD and serves as Principal of a successful consulting engineering firm. This expert founded the firm to provide comprehensive HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and forensic engineering services. This expert has served as senior plant engineer at a private research university and brings to the table many years of diverse engineering and contracting experience. This expert has extensive knowledge of building codes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, renewable energy systems and geothermal systems, building envelope and roofing systems, as well as site utilities. This expert has been involved in the design, energy analysis and commissioning for many LEED Certified Buildings. This expert is also a forensic engineering consultant.
This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional, and brings to the table many years of experience designing, specifying, testing, analyzing and managing the development of complex commercial and public systems using the principles of modern systems engineering. This expert has applied systems engineering expertise to the USDOT National ITS Architecture Program. Since forming a systems engineering firm, this expert has continued to work on the National ITS Architecture Team involved in architecture development, architecture maintenance, architecture training, and in support to ITS standards development efforts. This expert is one of the foremost experts on the subject of ITS Architecture development and application across all ITS modes and services. At this expert's firm, this expert has led the development of over 70 regional and statewide ITS architectures as well as national and regional ITS architectures overseas. This expert was involved in the Inter-Agency Group's (IAG) successful design, development and deployment of the Reconciliation Network that connects all E-ZPass customer service centers. This expert is an NHI (US DOT National Highway Institute) certified instructor, teaching and developing courses in National ITS Architecture, Turbo Architecture, Improving Highway Safety with ITS, and ITS Systems Engineering; and is an instructor for a National Transit Institute. This expert is the named inventor of five (5) ITS-related patents and has both deposition and testimony experience in ETC and other matters concerning intellectual property.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience and is an internationally recognized electric motor and motor drives expert. This expert has developed six university graduate and undergraduate courses in this technology, written several books on automotive motor drives and electrical systems, published over four hundred research papers in the area and served as a consultant to industry on motor and drive technologies. Further, this expert has over two dozen patents related to this technology, has worked with many automotive and supplier companies on automotive motors and their applications, and has represented companies in IP cases, as an expert witness. This expert has served both on the plaintiff and defendant sides with success and has been deposed and testified in court dozens of times. This expert received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering.
This expert is the author of over 400 publications in pulsed-power supplies, high-voltage engineering, power electronics, motor drives, and advanced vehicle systems. This expert has over 23 granted or pending US and EC patents. This expert's current research work is in power electronics, motor drives, hybrid vehicles and their control systems.
This expert has been a member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) AdCom, IEEE-IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee and the IEEE Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant program. This expert is a Life Fellow of IEEE, an IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Industry Applications Society and Power Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer. This expert is a registered professional engineer.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience as the principle investigator of a highly successful forensic consultancy specializing in the fields of Human Factors, Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering. This expert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical), a Master's Degree in Safety, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. This expert also serves as adjunct associate professor in a Systems and Industrial Engineering Department in a College of Engineering.
Throughout the years, this expert has been retained to investigate systems for probable potential incident causes due to oversights or mistakes due to design, manufacture, construction and/or maintenance of a product or premise. Using forensic methods coupled with the principles and practices for human factors/ergonomics, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and safety engineering to analyze incidents, these investigations are intended to result in recommendations for modifications of the existing system to reduce the probability of future occurrences. This expert's investigations generally include looking at human performance characteristics and the interaction with the other system components: other humans, the technology, the environment, and the interfaces that are intended to facilitate the interactions. The various human performance characteristics can include 1) the physical (anthropometry, kinematics, strength, joint range of motion), 2) physiological (the sensory systems, performance capacity), 3) psychological (decision making, risk identification, assessment, and aversion, perception, expectations, information processing, communications), and 4) biomechanics (injury causation, forces applied to the body, forces applied by the body).
This expert has served as an expert witness in hundreds of litigated matters. This expert's unique educational and experiential background, combined with meticulous attention to detail provide clients with exceptionally high-quality reports, qualified expert testimony, and effective technical case management.
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This expert holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This expert instructs graduate level seminars on embedded computer architectures, and their relation to compiled languages, and embedded software systems. This expert is also an avid technologist, entrepreneur, founder of a highly successful technology consultancy and managing director at a private equity angel investing firm. This expert is involved in IEEE / ACM Design Automation Conference’s Embedded Software and Systems Track and the IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium. Previously, this expert held industry roles with major US semiconductor companies in the areas of computer architecture, high performance software, and related systems; formerly, chief architect of hardware and software systems for Fortune 500 semiconductor companies.
This expert is the architect of open source computer architecture simulation environments used for hardware/software system design at various US universities. This expert is also the named inventor on multiple US patents, including client/server computing and embedded operating systems.
This expert has extensive experience with testimony (validity/infringement and related), depositions, expert report generation and investigation of computer video hardware and video software systems such as computer operating systems and systems software. Additionally, this expert has extensive experience in reverse engineering and source code review of multi millions of lines of software and hardware source code.
This expert is a Professional Engineer with Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Civil Engineering degrees and certificates. This expert has a good deal of ladder logic experience within the context of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Computer Numerical Controls (CNC). This expert was engaged in the design, manufacture, installation and startup of robotic pick and place machinery, performing all engineering calculations necessary in the design of these robotic machines and programming the PLCs during the initial installation period. This expert has also dealt with the design and construction of industrial material handling systems, such as conveyors, piping systems, crane, monorails, robotics, PLCs, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical controls. This expert had sole responsibility for designing, installing, programming and startup of CNC for manufacturing machine equipment, including selection of components, ladder logic programming, modification of machinery, and machine design. This expert holds two U.S. Patents and is working on two others. This expert has been engaged as an expert witness in a number of cases.
This expert is a Chair of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This expert held a variety of engineering positions in industry. This expert has practiced as an independent professional engineer. This expert’s practice areas include digital systems design and analysis, computer architecture, computer systems security, embedded systems, and signal processing algorithms. This expert is an author or co-author of over 250 technical articles and five books and is a named inventor on five US patents and five provisional or patents pending. This expert has consulted with and performed sponsored research for several different federal government agencies and industrial organizations. This expert’s research activities generally revolve around modeling, simulation, formal verification, and design of digital systems including both conventional electronic and emerging technology implementations.
This expert wrote machine-code designed to purposely exploit design errors and to invoke the test circuitry in the chip. In academia, this expert has taught digital design at the introductory and advanced levels, including embedded systems design, programmable logic, and ASIC. All of these classes include the teaching of test methods as a critical part of classes. This expert is also familiar with test standards for BIST including JTAG 1149.1, etc.
This expert has worked with both plaintiffs and defendants and has experience testifying in depositions and trials. This expert is an author of numerous expert reports and declarations for the plaintiff and defense, and also numerous declarations and IPR-related reports. Other experience includes pre-filing/due diligence analysis, prior art searching and analysis/rebuttal, forensics, reverse engineering, software/firmware/HDL listing analysis, drafting infringement, invalidity, and rebuttal contentions, claim construction/Markman preparation, tutorial development, direct examination Q&A drafting. This expert is a named inventor on five US patents and five patent applications.
This expert is a full professor in a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. This expert is a licensed engineer and has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of advanced power producing systems for many years. This expert is the director of an Automotive Research Center and the head of a graduate Automotive Engineering program.
This expert has been involved in advanced throttle control fuel injection/combustion systems and was funded by NASA in advanced gas turbine engine fuel injection and combustion systems. Since that time, this expert has also been involved in optimizing fuel, throttle and fuel injection and combustion systems for transportation automotive and trucking applications along with racing applications. This expert has hands on experience in dyno testing of complex throttle and fuel injection systems along with track testing and advanced computational modeling on supercomputing clusters.
This expert has chaired technical sessions for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in exhaust and particulate emissions systems, direct injection spark and compression ignition engines, fuel injection and sprays, HCCI combustion, hybrid electric vehicle powertrains, high efficiency engine concepts, multidimensional engine modeling, on-board diagnostics, fuels and fuel additives, cold start characteristics, engine boosting systems, dual fuel combustion, spark assisted compression ignition combustion and heady duty lubricants.
Areas of interest are jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, alternative fuels and renewable energy systems.
This expert has been deposed and testified in court over 60 times as an expert witness involving the design and analysis of advanced Mechanical Engineering systems. Further, this expert has been involved with numerous cases an expert related to intellectual property and patent litigation, including cases with related to engine control and throttle systems.